Nebraska Junior Amateur Championship

52nd Nebraska Junior Amateur Championship

Beatrice Country Club

July 23-25, 2019

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Peters Breaks Through with Win at Junior Amateur

It was a breakthrough win for Omaha’s Josh Peters, as he kept the field at bay with his putter on the way to winning the 52nd Nebraska Junior Amateur Championship at Beatrice Country Club. Peters posted a final round 74 (+2) to win his first NGA title by two strokes, with a 216 (E) total. The UNO commit finished in the top 10 each of the previous three years, including a tie for runner-up honors in 2018, but it was nothing but gold in 2019.  Full results are available under the Scoring tab above, and the final round recap is below.


Enter This Championship Online

Entry Deadline: 5pm CDT on Tuesday, July 16, 2019


Entrant must be a male junior amateur golfer who is a resident of Nebraska and a member of Nebraska Junior Golf. A junior golfer is defined as an amateur golfer who has not yet reached the September 1 following graduation from secondary school.

Amateur Status: All players must conform to the USGA Rules of Amateur Status as specified in the USGA Rules of Golf.

Code of Conduct:

The NGA may reject an entry application, revoke an accepted application, expel from the Championship and/or suspend a player from future championships if the player engages in conduct detrimental to the integrity and image of the game of golf and/or public confidence in the NGA. Such conduct may include, but is not limited to, damage to the golf course or the player's equipment, verbal or physical abuse of spectators, officials, volunteers, or staff, blatant or excessive profanity, disorderly behavior, failure to abide by club rules, or any other unbecoming conduct.

Entry Fee

Entry fee of $75 must be paid by every player. Entry fee will be refunded regardless of reason if the NGA is notified (402-505-4653) before the close of entries. After the close of entries, fee will be refunded in the event of injury or illness, if requested no later than July 21. No refund for any reason after July 21. A $25 service charge will be deducted from all refunds.

Closing Date

Entries must be received by NGA no later than 5 p.m. C.D.T. on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Late applications are not acceptable and will be automatically rejected. (Entries by telephone, e-mail, or FAX not acceptable.) Time limit for entries means time of receipt at NGA (not time entry is sent or transmitted to NGA). Entries should be submitted early to allow ample time for delay or error in transmission. The risk of delay or error in transmission lies solely with the entrant and the NGA will have no liability with respect to any such delay or error and the consequences therefrom, including rejection of the entry.


The championship field will be limited to 144 players. If more than 144 entries are received by the July 16, 2019 deadline, the field will be comprised of players that filed entries by the deadline in these categories:

1. Top 50 in the final 2018 NGA Junior Points Standings
2. Top 40 in the NGA Junior Point Standings published July 16, 2019
3. Two (2) host club selections
4. Remainder of the field determined by order of entry

List of Entries

Practice Rounds
Available at a time convenient to Beatrice Country Club at a rate of $25 (walking). To make arrangements for practice rounds, please contact the Beatrice CC golf shop at (402) 223-2710.

Championship Schedule
Tuesday, July 23
6 a.m. - Practice Areas Open
6 a.m. - Registration
7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Round One, 18-Holes (Tee #1)

Wednesday, July 24
6 a.m. - Practice Areas Open
7 a.m. - Round Two, 18-Holes (Tee #1)

Thursday, July 25
7 a.m. - Practice Areas Open
8 a.m. - Final Round, 18-Holes (Tee 1)
Following Play - Boys' Awards Ceremony

The NGA has set up lodging options at two hotels in Beatrice. See below for details.

Capri Inn & Suites
A block of Double Queen rooms has been set up at the Capri Inn & Suites in Beatrice for a rate of $69.99. Please call (402) 228-8808 and reference the Nebraska Golf Association to reserve a room as soon as possible.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites 
A rate of $124 has been set up at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites. Please call (402) 228-7000 as soon as possible to reserve a room.

Terms of Competition
Entry Form Terms of Competition

Player Memorandum
Player Memorandum - Championship

Pace of Play Information
Championship Pace of Play Policy - Beatrice CC

Rules Documents
NGA 2019 Local Rules and Terms of Competition
Championship Notice to Players - Beatrice CC (Draft)

Media Guide
Nebraska Junior Amateur Championship Media Guide

Beatrice Country Club

13th & Oak St
Beatrice, NE 68310
Golf Shop Phone - (402) 223-2710
Website -

Head Professional - Seth Ray

Head Superintendent - Andy Hamilton

Course Yardage

2019Josh PetersOmahaBeatrice Country Club
2018Jason KolbasLincolnElks Country Club, Columbus
2017Tucker KnaakPlainviewIndian Trails Country Club, Beemer
2016Alex SchaakeOmahaChampions Run, Omaha
2015Alex SchaakeOmahaFour Winds Golf Course, Kimball
2014Alex SchaakeOmahaBeatrice Country Club
2013Sam MeuretBrunswickOakland Golf Club
2012Mitchell KloozLaurelNorfolk Country Club
2011Drew TaylorOmahaThe Country Club of Lincoln
2010Richard SchneiderBeemerWayne Country Club
2009Andy SajevicFremontBeatrice Country Club
2008John RasmussenOmahaIndian Trails Country Club, Beemer
2007Kyle JaacksLincolnElks Country Club, Columbus
2006Brandon CrickMcCookScotts Bluff Country Club, Scottsbluff
2005Ben TewesLincolnBeatrice Country Club
2004Chris BrueningNorfolkIndian Trails Country Club, Beemer
2003Henry GermanOmahaMeadowlark Hills Golf Course, Kearney
2002Brady BauerLincolnThe Country Club of Lincoln
2001Jeff HolmGothenburgNorfolk Country Club
2000A.J. ElgertLincolnScotts Bluff Country Club, Scottsbluff
1999J.J. SullivanOmahaElks Country Club, Columbus
1998Derek ButtsMurrayWillow Lakes Golf Course, Bellevue
1997Brant ArendsElwoodWayne Country Club
1996Michael SullivanGrand IslandElks Country Club, Columbus
1995Steve FriesenLincolnWillow Lakes Golf Course, Bellevue
1994Ryan NietfeldtGrand IslandNorth Platte Country Club
1993Ryan NietfeldtGrand IslandFremont Golf Club
1992Kit GroveLincolnYork Country Club
1991Geoff FriesenLincolnWayne Country Club
1990Derek NannenGenevaThe Pines Country Club, Valley
1989Troy PetracekCreteYork Country Club
1988Jason PetersonOaklandWayne Country Club
1987Scott HoffmanOmahaBeatrice Country Club
1986Jason PetersonOaklandElks Country Club, Columbus
1985Hap PocrasLincolnWayne Country Club
1984Hap PocrasLincolnNorfolk Country Club
1983Mike PetersonOaklandWayne Country Club
1982Mike PetersonOaklandLochland Country Club, Hastings
1981Bryan RiemersLincolnFremont Golf Club
1980Jeff EpsteinOmahaElks Country Club, Columbus
1979Bill SpanglerLincolnBeatrice Country Club
1978Frank SvobodaAlbionCapehart Golf Course, Bellevue
1977Kevin ChestnutOmahaCapehart Golf Course, Bellevue
1976Knox JonesLincolnRiverside Golf Club, Grand Island
1975Steve BuelOmahaNorfolk Country Club
1974Harry LockwoodOmahaLochland Country Club, Hastings
1973Jerry FickeLincolnHolmes Golf Course, Lincoln
1972Dean SukupCozadHolmes Golf Course, Lincoln
1971Craig MoyerGrand IslandHolmes Golf Course, Lincoln
1970Tom SieckmannOmahaHolmes Golf Course, Lincoln
1969Rick GorhamLincolnHolmes Golf Course, Lincoln
1968Bob SwahnOmahaHolmes Golf Course, Lincoln

Nebraska Junior Amateur Championship Records 1968-2018


Most titles: 3, Alex Schaake, Omaha (2014, 2015, 2016); 2, Mike Peterson, Oakland (1982, 1983); Hap Pocras, Lincoln (1984, 1985); Jason Peterson, Oakland (1986, 1988); Ryan Nietfeldt, Grand Island (1993, 1994)

Consecutive titles: 3, Alex Schaake, Omaha, 2014 to 2016; 2, Mike Peterson, Oakland, 1982 to 1983; Hap Pocras, Lincoln, 1984 to 1985; Ryan Nietfeldt, Grand Island, 1993 to 1994;

Longest Span, First to Last Victory: 2 years, Jason Peterson, Oakland (1986-1988); Alex Schaake, Omaha (2014-2016)

Longest Span Between Victories: 2 years, Jason Peterson, Oakland (1986-1988)

Brother Champions: Mike Peterson, Oakland (1982 & 1983) and Jason Peterson, Oakland (1986 & 1988); Geoff Friesen, Lincoln (1991) and Steve Friesen, Lincoln (1995)

Longest Span Between Victories: 4 years, Val Skinner (1974-1978)


Most Times Host Site:

Wayne Country Club 6
Elks Country Club, Columbus 6
Beatrice Country Club 6*
Holmes Golf Course, Lincoln 5
Norfolk Country Club 4
Willow Lakes GC/Capehart GC 4
Indian Trails Country Club, Beemer 3
The Country Club of Lincoln 2
York Country Club 2
Fremont Golf Club 2
Lochland Country Club, Hastings 2

*After hosting in 2019


Low Score, 54 Holes: 207 (9-under), Mitchell Klooz, Laurel, 2012 (Norfolk CC); Alex Schaake, Omaha, 2016 (Champions Run)

Most Strokes Under Par, 54 Holes: 9-under (207), Mitchell Klooz, Laurel, 2012 (Norfolk CC); Alex Schaake, Omaha, 2016 (Champions Run)

Highest Winning Score: 225 (9-over), Michael Sullivan, Grand Island, 1996 (Elks CC, Columbus)

Lowest Score, Any Round: 63 (9-under), Brandon Crick, McCook, 2006 (Scotts Bluff CC)



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